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keel
I. verb Etymology: Middle English kelen, from Old English cēlan, from cōl cool Date: before 12th century chiefly dialect cool II. noun Etymology: Middle English kele, ...
keelboat
noun Date: 1695 1. a shallow covered keeled riverboat that is usually rowed, poled, or towed and that is used for freight 2. a keeled sailboat
keeled
adjective see keel III
keelhaul
transitive verb Etymology: Dutch kielhalen, from kiel keel + halen to haul Date: 1666 1. to haul under the keel of a ship as punishment or torture 2. to rebuke severely
Keeling Islands
geographical name — see Cocos Islands
keelless
adjective see keel III
keelson
noun Etymology: Middle English kelswayn, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish kölsvin keelson Date: 13th century a longitudinal structure running above and ...
Keelung
geographical name — see Chi-lung
keen
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English kene brave, sharp, from Old English cēne brave; akin to Old High German kuoni brave Date: 13th century 1. a. having a fine edge or ...
keen on
phrasal very enthusiastic or excited about
Keene
geographical name city SW New Hampshire population 22,563
keener
noun see keen III
keenly
adverb see keen I
keenness
noun see keen I
keep
I. verb (kept; keeping) Etymology: Middle English kepen, from Old English cēpan; perhaps akin to Old High German chapfēn to look Date: before 12th century transitive verb ...
keep an eye on
phrasal watch
keep at
phrasal to persist in doing or concerning oneself with
keep at a distance
phrasal see keep one's distance
keep company
phrasal to go together as frequent companions or in courtship
keep down
transitive verb Date: 1548 1. to keep in control 2. to prevent from growing, advancing, or succeeding
keep house
phrasal to manage a household
keep one's distance
or keep at a distance phrasal to stay aloof ; maintain a reserved attitude
keep one's eyes open
or keep one's eyes peeled phrasal to be on the alert ; be watchful
keep one's eyes peeled
phrasal see keep one's eyes open
keep one's hand in
phrasal to keep in practice
keep one's head down
phrasal to avoid attracting notice
keep one's nose clean
phrasal to avoid trouble especially through good behavior
keep pace
phrasal to stay even; also keep up 1
keep step
phrasal to keep in step
keep to
phrasal 1. a. to stay in b. to limit oneself to 2. to abide by
keep to oneself
phrasal 1. to keep secret 2. to remain solitary or apart from other people
keep up
verb Date: 15th century transitive verb to persist or persevere in ; also maintain, sustain intransitive verb 1. to keep adequately informed or up-to-date 2. ...
keep-away
noun Date: 1960 a game in which two or more players try to keep an object (as a ball) from one or more other players
keeper
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that keeps: as a. protector b. gamekeeper c. warden d. custodian e. chiefly British curator 2. any of various devices for ...
keeping
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of one that keeps: as a. custody, maintenance b. observance c. a reserving or preserving for future use 2. a. the means by ...
keeping room
noun Date: 1771 a common room (as in a colonial house) usually used for multiple purposes
keepsake
noun Etymology: 1keep + -sake (as in namesake) Date: 1790 something kept or given to be kept as a memento
keeshond
noun (plural keeshonden) Etymology: Dutch, probably from Kees, nickname for Cornelis Cornelius + hond dog, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English hund hound Date: 1926 any of ...
keester
noun see keister
Keewatin
geographical name former district Canada in E Northwest Territories N of Manitoba & Ontario & including the islands in Hudson Bay, area now part of Nunavut
kef
or kif noun Etymology: Arabic kayf pleasure Date: 1808 1. a state of dreamy tranquillity 2. a smoking material (as marijuana) that produces kef
Kefallinía
geographical name — see Cephalonia
Kefauver
biographical name (Carey) Estes 1903-1963 American politician
keffiyeh
variant of kaffiyeh
kefir
noun Etymology: Russian Date: 1884 a beverage of fermented cow's milk
Keflavík
geographical name town SW Iceland WSW of Reykjavík population 7520
keg
noun Etymology: Middle English kag, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kaggi keg Date: circa 1632 1. a small cask or barrel having a capacity of 30 gallons or less 2. ...
keg party
noun see kegger
Kegel exercises
noun plural Etymology: Arnold H. Kegel died 1976 American gynecologist Date: 1975 repetitive contractions by a woman of the pelvic muscles that control the flow in urination ...
Kegels
noun plural see Kegel exercises
kegger
noun Date: circa 1968 a party featuring one or more kegs of beer — called also keg party
kegler
noun Etymology: German, from kegeln to bowl, from Kegel bowling pin, from Old High German kegil stake, peg Date: 1932 bowler I
kegling
noun Date: 1938 bowling
Keighley
geographical name town N England in West Yorkshire, NW of Leeds population 57,451
keister
also keester noun Etymology: English slang keister satchel Date: circa 1931 slang buttocks
Keitel
biographical name Wilhelm 1882-1946 German field marshal
Keizer
geographical name city NW Oregon N of Salem population 32,203
Kejimkujik National Park
geographical name reservation Canada in SW Nova Scotia
Kekkonen
biographical name Urho Kaleva 1900-1986 president of Finland (1956-81)
Kelantan
geographical name state Malaysia in N Peninsular Malaysia on South China Sea capital Kota Baharu area 5780 square miles (14,970 square kilometers), population 1,181,680
kelim
variant of kilim
Keller
I. biographical name Helen Adams 1880-1968 American deaf & blind lecturer II. geographical name city N Texas N of Fort Worth population 27,345
Kellogg
biographical name Frank Billings 1856-1937 American statesman
Kelly
I. biographical name Ellsworth 1923- American artist II. biographical name Gene 1912-1996 American dancer, actor, & director III. biographical name Grace 1929-1982 Princess ...
kelly green
noun Usage: often capitalized K Etymology: from the common Irish name Kelly; from the association of Ireland with the color green Date: circa 1927 a strong yellowish green
keloid
noun Etymology: French kéloïde, from Greek chēlē claw Date: 1854 a thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue • keloid adjective • keloidal ...
keloidal
adjective see keloid
Kelowna
geographical name city Canada in S British Columbia population 96,288
kelp
noun Etymology: Middle English culp Date: 14th century 1. a. any of various large brown seaweeds (order Laminariales) b. a mass of large seaweeds 2. the ashes of ...
kelp bass
noun Date: circa 1936 a mottled sea bass (Paralabrax clathratus) that occurs along the Pacific coast of the United States and is an important sport fish
kelpie
I. noun Etymology: perhaps from Scottish Gaelic cailpeach, colpach heifer, colt Date: 1747 a water sprite of Scottish folklore that delights in or brings about the drowning ...
Keltsy
geographical name — see Kielce
kelvin
noun Date: 1968 the base unit of temperature in the International System of Units that is equal to 1/273.16 of the Kelvin scale temperature of the triple point of water
Kelvin
I. adjective Etymology: William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Date: 1908 relating to, conforming to, or having a thermometric scale on which the unit of measurement equals the ...
Kemble
I. biographical name Frances Anne 1809-1893 Fanny English actress II. biographical name John Philip 1757-1823 English actor
Kemerovo
geographical name city Russia in Asia in Kuznetsk Basin on Tom' River population 521,000
kemp
noun Etymology: Middle English kempe coarse hair, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kampr mustache; akin to Old English cenep mustache Date: 1641 a coarse ...
Kemp's ridley
noun Etymology: Richard M. Kemp fl1873 American amateur naturalist Date: 1979 a small gray sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) with a wide rounded shell that occurs especially ...
Kemp's ridley turtle
noun see Kemp's ridley
Kempis
biographical name Thomas à — see thomas a kempis
kempt
adjective Etymology: back-formation from unkempt Date: 1929 neatly kept ; trim
Ken
or Kenn biographical name Thomas 1637-1711 English prelate & hymn writer
ken
I. verb (kenned; kenning) Etymology: Middle English kennen, from Old English cennan to make known & Old Norse kenna to perceive; both akin to Old English can know — more at ...
kenaf
noun Etymology: Persian Date: 1891 an African hibiscus (Hibiscus cannabinus) widely cultivated for its fiber; also the fiber used especially for making paper and cordage
Kenai Peninsula
geographical name peninsula S Alaska E of Cook Inlet; site of Kenai Fjords National Park (ice field)
Kendal
geographical name town NW England in Cumbria population 23,411
Kendal green
noun Etymology: Kendal, England Date: 1514 a green woolen cloth resembling homespun or tweed
Kendall
I. biographical name Edward Calvin 1886-1972 American biochemist II. biographical name Henry Way 1926-1999 American physicist
kendo
noun Etymology: Japanese kendō, from ken sword + dō art Date: 1921 a Japanese sport of fencing usually with bamboo swords
Kenilworth
geographical name town central England in Warwickshire population 19,315
Kenitra
or formerly Port Lyautey geographical name city N Morocco NE of Rabat population 139,206
Kenn
biographical name see Ken
Kennan
biographical name George Frost 1904- American historian & diplomat
Kennebec
geographical name river 150 miles (240 kilometers) S Maine flowing S from Moosehead Lake into the Atlantic
Kennedy
I. biographical name Anthony M. 1936- American jurist II. biographical name John Fitzgerald 1917-1963 American politician; 35th president of the United States (1961-63) • ...
Kennedy, Cape
geographical name — see canaveral (Cape)
Kennedy, Mount
geographical name mountain 13,905 feet (4238 meters) NW Canada in Yukon Territory in St. Elias Range near Alaska border
Kennedyesque
adjective see Kennedy II
kennel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English kenel, from Anglo-French *kenil, from Vulgar Latin *canile, from Latin canis dog — more at hound Date: 14th century 1. a. a shelter for ...
Kennelly
biographical name Arthur Edwin 1861-1939 American engineer
Kenner
geographical name city SE Louisiana W of New Orleans population 70,517
Kennesaw Mountain
geographical name mountain 1809 feet (551 meters) NW Georgia NW of Atlanta
Kennewick
geographical name city SE Washington population 54,693
kenning
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, sight, view, from gerund of kennen Date: 1786 chiefly Scottish a perceptible but small amount II. noun Etymology: Old Norse, from kenna ...
Kenny
biographical name Elizabeth 1880-1952 Sister Kenny Australian nurse & physiotherapist
keno
noun Etymology: French quine, set of five winning numbers in a lottery + English -o (as in lotto) Date: 1814 a game resembling bingo
Kenosha
geographical name city SE Wisconsin S of Racine population 90,352
kenosis
noun Etymology: Late Greek kenōsis, from Greek, action of emptying, from kenoun to purge, empty, from kenos empty Date: 1873 the relinquishment of divine attributes by Jesus ...
kenotic
adjective see kenosis
Kensington and Chelsea
geographical name royal borough of W Greater London, England population 127,600; includes former boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea
kenspeckle
adjective Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian kjennspak quick to recognize Date: 1616 chiefly Scottish conspicuous
Kent
I. biographical name James 1763-1847 American jurist II. biographical name Rockwell 1882-1971 American painter & illustrator III. geographical name 1. city NE Ohio SE of ...
Kent Island
geographical name island Maryland in Chesapeake Bay 15 miles (25 kilometers) long; largest island in the bay
kente
noun see kente cloth
kente cloth
noun Etymology: Twi kenté Date: 1957 colorfully patterned cloth traditionally woven by hand in Ghana — called also kente
Kentish
adjective see Kent III
kentledge
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1607 pig iron or scrap metal used as ballast
Kentuckian
adjective or noun see Kentucky
Kentucky
geographical name 1. river 259 miles (417 kilometers) N central Kentucky flowing NW into Ohio River 2. state E central United States capital Frankfort area 40,395 square ...
Kentucky bluegrass
noun Etymology: Kentucky, state of United States Date: 1849 an Old World pasture and meadow grass (Poa pratensis) naturalized in America — called also bluegrass
Kentucky coffee tree
noun Date: 1785 a tall North American tree (Gymnocladus dioica) of the legume family with bipinnate leaves and large woody brown pods whose seeds have been used as a ...
Kentucky rifle
noun Date: 1832 a muzzle-loading long-barreled flintlock rifle developed in the 18th century in Pennsylvania and used extensively on the American frontier
Kentwood
geographical name city SW Michigan population 45,255
Kenya
or formerly British East Africa geographical name republic E Africa S of Ethiopia bordering on Indian Ocean; member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British crown ...
Kenya, Mount
geographical name extinct volcano 17,058 feet (5199 meters) central Kenya near equator
Kenyan
adjective or noun see Kenya
Kenyatta
biographical name Jomo 1894?-1978 Kenyan politician & president (1964-78)
Kenyon
biographical name John Samuel 1874-1959 American phonetician
Keogh plan
noun Etymology: Eugene James Keogh died 1989 American politician Date: 1974 an individual retirement account for the self-employed
Keokuk
biographical name 1780?-1848 Kiyo'kaga Sauk & Fox tribal leader
kepi
also képi noun Etymology: French képi, from German dialect (Switzerland) käppi cap Date: 1861 a military cap with a round flat top usually sloping toward the front and a ...
képi
noun see kepi
Kepler
biographical name Johannes 1571-1630 German astronomer • Keplerian adjective
Keplerian
adjective see Kepler
Keppel
biographical name 1st Viscount 1725-1786 Augustus Keppel British admiral
kept
past and past participle of keep
Ker
biographical name William Paton 1855-1923 British scholar
Kerala
geographical name state SW India bordering on Arabian Sea capital Trivandrum area 15,007 square miles (38,868 square kilometers), population 29,098,518
Kerasun
geographical name — see Giresun
kerat-
or kerato- combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek kerato-, keras horn — more at horn cornea
keratectomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1871 surgical excision of part of the cornea — compare photorefractive keratectomy
keratin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1849 any of various sulfur-containing fibrous proteins that form the chemical basis of horny epidermal tissues ...
keratinization
noun Date: circa 1887 conversion into keratin or keratinous tissue • keratinize verb
keratinize
verb see keratinization
keratinous
adjective see keratin
keratitis
noun (plural keratitides) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1858 inflammation of the cornea of the eye
kerato-
combining form see kerat-
keratoconjunctivitis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1887 combined inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva
keratomileusis
noun Etymology: New Latin, irregular from kerat- + Greek smileusis carving, from smilē knife, lancet Date: 1978 keratoplasty in which a piece of the cornea is removed, ...
keratoplasty
noun (plural -ties) Date: circa 1857 plastic surgery on the cornea; especially corneal grafting
keratosis
noun (plural keratoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1885 an area of skin marked by overgrowth of horny tissue • keratotic adjective
keratotic
adjective see keratosis
kerb
noun Date: 1805 British curb 5
Kerch
geographical name 1. peninsula S Ukraine projecting E from Crimea 2. city & port Ukraine in E Crimea on Kerch Strait population 178,000
Kerch Strait
geographical name strait between Kerch & Taman' peninsulas connecting Sea of Azov & Black Sea
kerchief
noun (plural kerchiefs; also kerchieves) Etymology: Middle English courchef, from Anglo-French coverchef, cuerchief, from coverir to cover + chef head — more at chief Date: ...
kerchiefed
adjective see kerchief
Kerensky
biographical name Aleksandr Fyodorovich 1881-1970 Russian revolutionary
Keres
noun (plural Keres) Etymology: American Spanish Queres, Quires Date: 1893 1. Keresan 2 2. the group of dialects spoken by the Keresans
Keresan
noun Date: 1891 1. a family of American Indian languages of which the Keres dialects comprise the only member 2. a member of any of the seven Keres-speaking Pueblo Indian ...
kerf
noun Etymology: Middle English, action of cutting, from Old English cyrf; akin to Old English ceorfan to carve — more at carve Date: 1523 1. a slit or notch made by a saw ...
kerflooey
adjective Etymology: ker-, echoic prefix + flooey Date: 1918 awry, kaput
kerfuffle
noun Etymology: alteration of carfuffle, from Scots car- (probably from Scottish Gaelic cearr wrong, awkward) + fuffle to become disheveled Date: 1946 chiefly British ...
Kerguelen
geographical name island in the Kerguelen Archipelago
Kerguelen Islands
geographical name archipelago S Indian Ocean belonging to France area 2394 square miles (6200 square kilometers)
Kerinci
or Kerintji geographical name volcano 12,484 feet (3805 meters) Indonesia in W central Sumatra; highest peak on the island
Kerintji
geographical name see Kerinci
Kerkheh
geographical name — see Karkheh
Kerkrade
geographical name commune SE Netherlands population 53,364
Kérkyra
geographical name — see Corfu
Kermadec Islands
geographical name islands SW Pacific NE of New Zealand, belonging to New Zealand area 13 square miles (34 square kilometers), population 9
Kerman
I. variant of Kirman II. geographical name 1. (or ancient Carmania) region SE Iran bordering on Gulf of Oman & Persian Gulf S of ancient Parthia 2. (or ancient Carmana) ...
Kermanshah
geographical name — see bākhtaran
kermes
noun Etymology: French kermès, from Arabic qirmiz Date: 1603 the dried bodies of the females of various scale insects (genus Kermes) that are found on a Mediterranean oak ...
kermess
noun see kermis
kermesse
noun see kermis
kermis
or kermess or kermesse noun Etymology: Dutch kermis, from Middle Dutch kercmisse, from kerc, kerke church + misse mass, church festival Date: 1577 1. an outdoor festival of ...
Kern
I. biographical name Jerome David 1885-1945 American composer II. geographical name river 150 miles (241 kilometers) S central California flowing SW into a reservoir
kern
I. noun or kerne Etymology: Middle English kerne, from Middle Irish cethern band of soldiers Date: 15th century 1. a light-armed foot soldier of medieval Ireland or Scotland ...
kerne
noun see kern I
kernel
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cyrnel, diminutive of corn Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly dialect a fruit seed 2. the inner softer part of a seed, ...
kernite
noun Etymology: Kern Co., Calif. Date: 1927 a colorless to white mineral that consists of a hydrous borate of sodium
kerogen
noun Etymology: Greek kēros wax + English -gen — more at cerumen Date: 1906 bituminous material occurring in shale and yielding oil when heated
kerosene
also kerosine noun Etymology: Greek kēros + English -ene (as in camphene) Date: 1854 a flammable hydrocarbon oil usually obtained by distillation of petroleum and used for a ...
kerosine
noun see kerosene
Kerouac
biographical name Jack 1922-1969 Jean-Louis American writer
kerria
noun Etymology: New Latin, from William Kerr died 1814 English gardener Date: 1823 a shrub (Kerria japonica) of the rose family that is native to China and Japan and has ...
kerry
noun (plural kerries) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: County Kerry, Ireland Date: 1829 any of an Irish breed of small hardy black dairy cattle
Kerry
geographical name county SW Ireland in Munster capital Tralee area 1815 square miles (4719 square kilometers), population 121,894
Kerry blue terrier
noun Date: 1922 any of an Irish breed of medium-sized terriers with a long squarish head, deep chest, and silky bluish coat
kersey
noun (plural kerseys) Etymology: Middle English, from Kersey, England Date: 14th century 1. a. a coarse ribbed woolen cloth for hose and work clothes b. a heavy wool or ...
kerseymere
noun Etymology: alteration of cassimere Date: 1793 a fine woolen fabric with a close nap made in fancy twill weaves
Kertész
biographical name Imre 1929- Hungarian writer
Kerulen
geographical name river E Mongolia flowing S & E into the Argun in Manchuria
kerygma
noun Etymology: Greek kērygma, from kēryssein to proclaim, from kēryx herald — more at caduceus Date: 1889 the apostolic proclamation of salvation through Jesus Christ ...
kerygmatic
adjective see kerygma
Kesselring
biographical name Albert 1885-1960 German field marshal
Kesteven, Parts of
geographical name district & former administrative county E England in SW Lincolnshire capital Sleaford area 734 square miles (1901 square kilometers)
kestrel
noun Etymology: Middle English castrel, from Middle French crecerelle, from crecelle rattle; from its cry Date: 15th century any of various small chiefly Old World falcons ...
Keswick
geographical name town NW England in Cumbria in Lake District
ket-
or keto- combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ketone
ketamine
noun Etymology: ket- + amine Date: 1966 a general anesthetic administered intravenously and intramuscularly in the form of its hydrochloride C13H16ClNO•HCl — compare ...
ketch
noun Etymology: alteration of catch, from Middle English cache Date: circa 1649 a fore-and-aft rigged vessel similar to a yawl but with a larger mizzen sail and with the ...
ketchup
also catchup or catsup noun Etymology: Malay kĕchap fish sauce Date: circa 1690 a seasoned pureed condiment usually made from tomatoes
ketene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1907 a colorless poisonous gas C2H2O of penetrating odor used especially as an acetylating agent; also any of ...
keto
adjective Etymology: ket- Date: 1891 of or relating to a ketone; also containing a ketone group
keto-
combining form see ket-
ketoconazole
noun Etymology: ket- + -conazole (as in miconazole) Date: 1979 a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent C26H28Cl2N4O4 used to treat chronic internal and cutaneous ...
ketogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1915 the production of ketone bodies (as in diabetes) • ketogenic adjective
ketogenic
adjective see ketogenesis
ketoglutaric acid
noun Date: 1908 either of two crystalline keto derivatives C5H6O5 of glutaric acid; especially the alpha keto isomer formed in various metabolic processes (as the Krebs cycle)
ketone
noun Etymology: German Keton, alteration of Aceton acetone Date: 1851 any of a class of organic compounds (as acetone) that are characterized by a carbonyl group attached to ...
ketone body
noun Date: 1915 any of the three compounds acetoacetic acid, acetone, and beta-hydroxybutyric acid which are normal intermediates in lipid metabolism and accumulate in the ...
ketonic
adjective see ketone
ketose
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1891 a sugar (as fructose) containing in its acyclic form one ketone group per molecule
ketosis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1917 an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the body • ketotic adjective
ketosteroid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1939 a steroid (as cortisone or estrone) containing a ketone group
ketotic
adjective see ketosis
Kettering
I. biographical name Charles Franklin 1876-1958 American electrical engineer & inventor II. geographical name city SW Ohio S of Dayton population 57,502
Ketterle
biographical name Wolfgang 1957- German physicist
kettle
noun Etymology: Middle English ketel, from Old Norse ketill (akin to Old English cietel kettle), both from a prehistoric Germanic word borrowed from Latin catillus, diminutive ...
kettle of fish
Date: 1742 1. a bad state of affairs ; mess 2. something to be considered or reckoned with ; matter
kettledrum
noun Date: 1602 a percussion instrument that consists of a hollow brass, copper, or fiberglass hemisphere with a calfskin or plastic head whose tension can be changed to vary ...
Keuka Lake
geographical name lake 18 miles (29 kilometers) long W central New York; one of the Finger Lakes
keV
abbreviation kilo-electron-volt
Kew
geographical name 1. city SE Australia in S Victoria, NE suburb of Melbourne population 27,291 2. parish S England in Surrey; now in the Greater London borough of Richmond ...
Keweenaw Peninsula
geographical name peninsula NW Michigan projecting from Upper Peninsula into Lake Superior W of Keweenaw Bay
Kewpie
trademark — used for a small chubby doll with a topknot of hair
Key
biographical name Francis Scott 1779-1843 American lawyer & author of “The Star-Spangled Banner”
key
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cǣg; akin to Old Frisian kēi key Date: before 12th century 1. a. a usually metal instrument by which the bolt of a ...
key club
noun Etymology: from the key to the premises provided to each member Date: 1962 an informal private club serving liquor and providing entertainment
key deer
noun Usage: often capitalized K Date: 1950 a very small rare white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium) native to the Florida Keys
key grip
noun Date: 1977 the technician in charge of moving and setting up camera tracks and scenery in a motion-picture or television production
Key Largo
geographical name island S Florida in the Florida Keys
key light
noun Date: circa 1937 the main light illuminating a photographic subject
key lime
noun Usage: often capitalized K Etymology: Florida Keys Date: 1929 a small aromatic lime
key lime pie
noun Usage: often capitalized K Date: 1954 a usually meringue-topped lime-custard pie traditionally made from key limes
key signature
noun Date: 1875 the sharps or flats placed after a clef in music to indicate the key
Key West
geographical name city SW Florida on Key West (island) at W end of Florida Keys population 25,478 • Key Wester noun
Key Wester
noun see Key West
key word
noun Date: 1859 a word that is a key: as a. a word exemplifying the meaning or value of a letter or symbol b. (usually keyword) a significant word from a title or ...
keyboard
I. noun Date: 1819 1. a bank of keys on a musical instrument (as a piano) that usually consists of seven white and five raised black keys to the octave 2. an assemblage of ...
keyboarder
noun see keyboard II
keyboardist
noun Date: 1973 a person who plays a keyboard musical instrument
keybutton
noun Date: circa 1920 key 5c
keyed
adjective see key I
keyhole
I. noun Date: circa 1592 1. a hole for receiving a key 2. key 12 II. adjective Date: 1937 1. revealingly intimate 2. intent on revealing intimate details
keyhole saw
noun Date: 1777 a narrow pointed fine-toothed handsaw used especially for cutting curves of short radius
keyless
adjective see key I
Keynes
biographical name John Maynard 1883-1946 1st Baron Keynes of Tilton English economist
Keynesian
noun or adjective see Keynesianism
Keynesianism
noun Date: 1946 the economic theories and programs ascribed to John M. Keynes and his followers; specifically the advocacy of monetary and fiscal programs by government to ...
keynote
I. noun Date: 1776 1. the first and harmonically fundamental tone of a scale 2. the fundamental or central fact, idea, or mood II. transitive verb Date: 1914 1. to set ...
keynote address
noun Date: circa 1908 an address designed to present the issues of primary interest to an assembly (as a political convention) and often to arouse unity and enthusiasm — ...
keynote speaker
noun Date: 1950 one who delivers a keynote address
keynote speech
noun see keynote address
keynoter
noun see keynote II
keypad
noun Date: 1975 a small often handheld keyboard
keypunch
I. noun Date: 1918 a machine with a keyboard used to cut holes or notches in punch cards II. transitive verb Date: 1959 to enter (data) on punch cards with a keypunch • ...
keypuncher
noun see keypunch II
Keyserling
biographical name Hermann Alexander 1880-1946 Graf Keyserling German philosopher & writer
keystone
noun Date: circa 1637 1. the wedge-shaped piece at the crown of an arch that locks the other pieces in place — see arch illustration 2. something on which associated ...
keystroke
I. noun Date: circa 1910 the act or an instance of depressing a key on a keyboard II. transitive verb Date: 1966 keyboard
keyway
noun Date: circa 1864 1. a groove or channel for a key 2. the aperture for the key in a lock having a flat metal key
keyword
noun see key word

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